Houston — The US oil and natural gas rig count fell by six to 1,065 week on week Thursday, continuing a steady decrease that has been a trend for the past six months with occasional zigs and zags, according to the latest data from S&P Global Platts Analytics. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Oil rigs took the brunt of the drop and then some, while gas rigs increased. Oil rigs fell by 14 to 838, while gas-driven rigs rose by six to 224. In addition, an increase of two rigs was registered for rigs not specified for oil or gas. The total US rig count the same week a year ago was 1,117. Last week, the oil and gas rig count averaged 1,071, and the week before that, 1,084. The domestic rig count hit a recent high of 1,223 in mid-November 2018, […]